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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the very end of the second act, where are Amanda and Elyot?
2. What have Amanda and Elyot been doing for the last few days in Paris?
3. What reason is given for the first time Elyot struck Amanda during their marriage?
4. How many total glasses of brandy does Elyot drink?
5. What brings about the first use of Amanda and Elyot's special code?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is it important that these characters are rich and upper-class? How would this play have changed if Amanda and Elyot were not as rich as they are written? Is the glamor and sophistication absolutely necessary? How does it affect the fights? Do you believe that this is meant to be a statement on the behaviors of the upper-class? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Amanda and Elyot speak about how they used to slap each other around, culminating in a knock-down, drag-out fight at the end of Act II. What is the point of the physical violence in this play? Could the play have existed without the final fight at the end of Act II? What does it show about the characters?
Essay Topic 3
Victor and Sibyl appear to be two dimensional characters who are firmly stuck in their roles as man and woman. Do you consider these characters to be particularly intelligent? Does their intelligence or lack thereof affect their exaggerated femininity or masculinity? What are some specific examples of these characteristics? How do the other characters react to these qualities? Do you believe that these exaggerations cause their big breakdown at the very end of the play? Were they forced out of their passive roles by Amanda and Elyot's rampant challenging of how men and women are expected to act?
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